The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Friday, March 25, 2011

The Funniest Video - Making Light of a Tense Situation

 Hello Everyone
I just love this You Tube video!  Its hilarious:  it sings the blues all about the MTC program and how Provocraft socked it to developers of MTC.  How us MTC users and owners love this software and think its the best thing since sliced bread.  The song tells the story about MTC (Davey) and Provocraft (Goliath) and how most of us cheer for the little guy!  Done in a lighthearted and fun way!! Very creative and funny!  Give it a listen and comment with your thoughts. I would love to hear what you think of what this creative gal has to sing about... 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An Older Dbl. Page Layout with Stamping

Hello My Blog Buddies
Hoping all is well with you today.  I have put another layout online for you here.  Don't you just love the taupe, purple and olive of this layout?  This is one of my beginner pages I crafted in my earlier days of scrapbooking when I was doing alot of stamping onto my layouts.  For a closeup view, click on the picture.  The large flower on the 2nd page is a stamp that I love and still use. The title on the first page is stamped  from a set of font stamps as well as the sentiment on the 2nd page "Traditions", another font stamp set.  This design is much simpler than what I often create today but when I look back I can see back down the road of my development which leads to the detailing work that I so love to do now.  I can see that I was just beginning to get brave with layering and detailing embellishments on this one. Some of the tools I used was the Cuttlebug and spiral embossing folder.  I used a swirl BossKut die and cut it with the Cuttlebug machine.  For funky wavy paper cuts I love the wavy cutter from Creative Memories.  At one time I used it on almost everything I created.  All the stamps used on this layout are from Close to My Heart which are the stamps I began my stamping madness with. I designed this layout with heritage photos in mind as I could imagine black and white vintage photos in the rectangular photo spots with some journalling beside on the oval mat.  The smaller tag on the 2nd page could be used to identify people in the photo above.  If you have any questions about this layout or you want to put together a group to scrapbook a layout like this one, just email me and let me know your wishes.  Happy Scrapbooking and I'll be back with more crafty creations very soon...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Another StoryBook Layout!!

See how much I love this cartridge??  Provocraft's cricut cartridge, "Storybook".  This is another of my older layouts but I love this cartridge so much that I have to show the work I have done using it.  Do you recognize the circle picture frame...again?  Click onto the pictures to see a closer view.  Many of you already know that I am an avid cardmaker as well as a scrapbooker.  I have decided to feature more layouts at this time as I feel there are not enough of us out there putting our scrapbooking work on the blogs, but for those of you who like to see my cards, I will still be posting cards from time to time as I go along. 
In this layout you see the details that I am fond of in my work as I layer them on. You may recognize my card style in this layout too as I begin to cross over from cardmaking to scrapbooking, using the tools I originally picked up to use with cards in mind, but thinking out of the box I began using them on my layouts as well.  In this layout I have used Spellbinders dies (for the journalling card inside the pocket I created) Mega rectangles, a Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folders, my wonderful embroidery sewing machine to sew around the some of the pictures and detail mats I added -(notice the bling zipper I used), I added more bling and pearls from KaiserCraft, and some dreamy Fairy Princess Karen Foster pattern paper.  All of the tools and products I used can be found at OC Scrapbookers online store
Take a close look at the details and let me know what you think..  Please leave a comment for me and if you have any questions, feel free to email and I will get back to you.  You can subscribe directly to my feed if you would like to visit again any time I post a new project.  My feedburner subscriber is easy to use, just put in your email address and you will get an email alert each time I post a project to my blog. I am trying to build up my subscriber list in order to do a  blog candy giveaway.  My goal is 100 subscribers and I am currently at 43.  See the subscriber application on the left hand column here, right beside this post.  I will be back to post some more crafty creations very soon... hugs, k

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Lovely Storybook Layout!

I'm back with another layout, this time a two page layout that features several Cricut cuts from the Storybook Cartridge.  This is one of those cartridges that I have that I've just thumbed through the book so much that it is now dog-eared and bedraggled but oh so loved.  Yes, I just love this cartridge and I find that there is still so much more I can discover each time I look through it.  Some of the feature keys include frames, borders and fancy corners.  I love all those options about this cartridge and  another feature that sold me on this cartridge is the font style.  In this layout I played up the "Once Upon a Time" and "Happily Ever After" phrases as I featured a picture of my nieces and nephew reading a book to their new baby sister.  I layered the phrases twice on the one page and three times on the other phrase.  Now I've got to say there wasn't a layer option for the phrases but I did it by increasing the sizes of the phrase in minute quarter inch detail.  I love the greens of this layout as it brings to mind the coming St. Patty's day.  I would love to hear what you think of this layout and maybe your ideas on what I should do for journalling their story!! I am going to either add another picture in the circular space on the 2nd page or add the story of my nieces and nephew.. let me know what you think about how to complete this layout.  I have some more layouts to feature...stay tuned!  Find lots of the products I use on my layouts and cards at my favourite online scrapbook store OC Scrapbookers 'n More